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Ovum's IT services research includes all publicly announced contracts with values of more than $1m. This report provides insights into deal signings by vendor, client, value, region, and IT services type and solution area for May 2016.


  • The total contract value (TCV) of deals announced in May 2016 increased 16.2%, compared with the same period of the previous year.
  • Application development contracts accounted for 44% of total contract volume.
  • CSC secured the biggest share of monthly TCV.

Features and Benefits

  • Gain an understanding of all deal types in all IT services domains, including infrastructure, applications, and BPO.
  • Gain an insight into the global IT service markets.
  • Plan your strategy according to your competitors' major deal announcements.

Key questions answered

  • What major IT services contracts were announced during May 2016?
  • What deals are set to expire and when?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • IT services TCV increased 16.2% year on year to $6.4bn
  • The number of deals valued between $51m and $100m increased year on year
  • The value of the average contract increased to $39.2m year on year
  • Application development contracts accounted for 44% of the total contract volume
  • The defense sector contributed 34% of the month's TCV
  • CSCsecured the biggest share of monthly TCV
  • The volume of deals signed with durations of between 37 and 60 months increased year on year
  • Monthly TCV in North America increased year on year
  • Of the contracts expiring in the next six months, 24% are application management deals
  • Of the contracts set to expire in the next six months, 21% involve defense clients


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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